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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Palm Springs, California, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1946 (creation); restored 1997 (restoration) en_US
dc.creator Neutra, Richard Joseph en_US 1946 en_US 2014-12-17T20:46:25Z 2014-12-17T20:46:25Z 1946 en_US
dc.identifier 252275 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3120 en_US
dc.description View from West Vista Chino Road (looking north); One of the last domestic projects conducted by Neutra, designed for the same family (Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., a Pittsburgh department store tycoon) who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom vacation house, was designed to emphasize connection to the desert landscape while offering shelter from harsh climatic conditions. Large sliding glass walls open the living spaces and master bedroom to adjacent patios. When Kaufmann died in 1955, the house was vacant for a number of years, then underwent some remodeling. In 1991 new owners sought to restore the home to its original design. Neutra died in 1970 and the original plans were not available, so the couple brought in Los Angeles architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner to restore the design. They consulted archives at UCLA and Columbia and the 1947 photographs by Julius Shulman, which had made the house famous. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/18/2014) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; glass; stucco; stone en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject Restoration and conservation en_US
dc.subject Xeriscaping en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject California Modernism en_US
dc.subject International Style (modern European architecture style) en_US
dc.title Kaufmann Desert House en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-NR-KDH-A01 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype house en_US
dc.contributor.display Richard Joseph Neutra (American architect, 1892-1970) en_US

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